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“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’
That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle,
that you are not alone, and that others have been down the same road.”
                                                                             ~ Unknown

The COVID-19 pandemic left many in isolation for days, weeks and even months. A year has passed since authorities advised and mandated social distancing. With minimal social contact, job loss and the threat of a deadly virus tearing at the fabric of our daily lives, mental health remains a concern.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, four in 10 adults in the United States have reported suffering symptoms of anxiety and depression, with women reporting higher rates of anxiety and depression compared to men. At the same time, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has stepped up its advocacy of You Are Not Alone, prioritizing mental health awareness through personal stories and national events. For questions and support, call the NAMI Helpline at (800) 950-NAMI (6264) or

Mental illnesses are conditions that affect our emotional, psychological and social well-being. They affect how we think, feel and act. Untreated mental illness can impact our physical body with ailments such as heart disease, psoriasis, diabetes and respiratory conditions. A study by Oxford University showed that mental illness can actually reduce life expectancy by 20 years. Join us in promoting mental health awareness and help support members of our community struggling with mental illness.

We offer the following resources to fight stigma, educate and advocate for mental health awareness:

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